Like this page? Click here:
The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans are suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you.

—Rita Mae Brown
Previous Title - Spooks Run Wild Return to Full Title List Next Title - Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams

Spy Kids [2001] (1 disc)

...
Director:Robert Rodriguez
Writer:Robert Rodriguez
Composer:Danny Elfman
Length:88 minutes
(1 hour 28 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Sorting Category:Kids
IMDB Rating:5.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:92%
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
User rating sites like above
are subject to change
Wikipedia
Google Videos
Classifications:
  • Action
  • Kids
  • Family
  • Comedy
  • Sci-Fi
  • Mystery
Available Formats:
VHSDVD
HD DVDBlu-ray
3D Blu-rayDigital
Check for a possible RiffTrax
Series
Click here to see list
[edit]

Synopsis: Carmen and Juni are unaware that their parents are retired superspies until they decide to go on one more mission.


Reaction: Rather than make a movie that he thinks kids would like, Rodriguez makes a movie that he feels a kid would have made. That's the charm of this movie series.


Personal Rating: 7/10

Select Cast and Crew
Robert Rodriguez => Director / Writer
Danny Elfman => Composer
Alan Cumming => Fegan Floop
Alexa Vega => Carmen Cortez
Antonio Banderas => Gregorio Cortez
Carla Gugino => Ingrid Cortez
Cheech Marin => Felix Gumm
Danny Trejo => Machete
Daryl Sabara => Juni Cortez
Dick Clark => Financier
George Clooney => Devlin
Houston Hooker => Lisp's Robot Son
Mike Judge => Donnamight / Donnagon
Norman Cabrera => Tall & Skinny / FoOglie #2
Rachel Duhame => President's Robot Daughter
Robert Patrick => Mr. Lisp
Shannon Shea => FoOglie #1 / Flower
Teri Hatcher => Ms. Gradenko
Tony Shalhoub => Alexander Minion
Trant Batey => FoOglie #3 / Too Too

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • The Thumb-Thumbs are based on a drawing that Robert Rodriguez did as a child.
  • This is the last Robert Rodriguez movie shot on film. Post-production was done at George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch where he introduced Rodriguez to High-Definition digital filmmaking.
  • Director Robert Rodriguez edited the movie in his garage. His garage is actually a state of the art editing studio that is in his home, but he calls it his garage.
  • The name of the Teri Hatcher character, Miss Gradenko, is a reference to a song by [?] The Police on their 1983 Synchronicity album.
  • Inspired by Rodriguez's segment in Four Rooms.
  • In this film Carla Gugino is depicted as already being a grown adult before having children. In reality, she was only 17 when Alexa Vega (Carmen) was born.